Convert Micrometers to Meters

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1 µm = 1.0E-6 m

How to Convert Micrometers to Meters

Tape measures can be used to measure units of length, and a calculator can be used to convert to another unit

To convert a micrometer measurement to a meter measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One micrometer is equal to 1.0E-6 meters, so use this simple formula to convert:

meters = micrometers × 1.0E-6

The length in meters is equal to the micrometers multiplied by 1.0E-6.

For example, here's how to convert 5 micrometers to meters using the formula above.
5 µm = (5 × 1.0E-6) = 5.0E-6 m

Micrometers and meters are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Micrometers

One micrometer is equal to one-millionth (1/1,000,000) of a meter, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a 1/299,792,458 second time interval.

The micrometer, or micrometre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "micro" is the prefix for 10-6. A micrometer is sometimes also referred to as a micron. Micrometers can be abbreviated as µm, for example 1 micrometer can be written as 1 µm.

To get an idea of the actual physical length of a micrometer, one human hair is 40-50 µm thick, demonstrating how small this unit of measure is.

Meters

The meter is defined as the distance light travels in 1/299,792,458 of a second in a vacuum, according to the most recent 1983 definition. One meter is equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches.

The meter, or metre, is the SI base unit for length in the metric system. Meters can be abbreviated as m, for example 1 meter can be written as 1 m.

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs.

If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.

Micrometer Measurements and Equivalent Meter Conversions

Common micrometer values converted to the equivalent meter value
Micrometers Meters
1 µm 0.000001 m
2 µm 0.000002 m
3 µm 0.000003 m
4 µm 0.000004 m
5 µm 0.000005 m
6 µm 0.000006 m
7 µm 0.000007 m
8 µm 0.000008 m
9 µm 0.000009 m
10 µm 0.00001 m
11 µm 0.000011 m
12 µm 0.000012 m
13 µm 0.000013 m
14 µm 0.000014 m
15 µm 0.000015 m
16 µm 0.000016 m
17 µm 0.000017 m
18 µm 0.000018 m
19 µm 0.000019 m
20 µm 0.00002 m
21 µm 0.000021 m
22 µm 0.000022 m
23 µm 0.000023 m
24 µm 0.000024 m
25 µm 0.000025 m
26 µm 0.000026 m
27 µm 0.000027 m
28 µm 0.000028 m
29 µm 0.000029 m
30 µm 0.00003 m
31 µm 0.000031 m
32 µm 0.000032 m
33 µm 0.000033 m
34 µm 0.000034 m
35 µm 0.000035 m
36 µm 0.000036 m
37 µm 0.000037 m
38 µm 0.000038 m
39 µm 0.000039 m
40 µm 0.00004 m

More Micrometer Length Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Miles
1 µm is equal to 6.2137E-10 miles
Convert to Yards
1 µm is equal to 1.0936E-6 yards
Convert to Feet
1 µm is equal to 3.2808E-6 feet
Convert to Inches
1 µm is equal to 3.937E-5 inches
SI Units
Convert to Kilometers
1 µm is equal to 1.0E-9 kilometers
Convert to Centimeters
1 µm is equal to 0.0001 centimeters
Convert to Millimeters
1 µm is equal to 0.001 millimeters
Convert to Nanometers
1 µm is equal to 1,000 nanometers